Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Los Angeles, USA, August 19, 2009 – After working with the
Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) team as an investor and later on as Special Advisor for close to
one year, Dutch national Harry Dolman has joined the HPE team as Chief Operating Officer. Mr.
Dolman has built a career with the Walt Disney Company in Paris and Los Angeles, where he
worked as Executive Vice President of Disney Consumer Products across Europe and later
across the globe. Mr. Dolman has a track record of business growth in Europe and globally of
16% to 20% annually for close to 2 decades. In his last position at Walt Disney, Mr. Dolman was
globally responsible for four business lines within Disney Consumer Products, representing global
sales in excess of USD 14 billion.
Harry Dolman commented: “I am very excited by the prospect to share my corporate experiences
with our investment companies in the Benelux and Germany. It is my goal to help accelerate
growth at these companies through global licensing programs, internationalization, buy-and-build
strategies and to help these companies with implementing corporate structures and tools, in a
similar manner as I have done with hundreds of Disney licensees (small, midcap and large
companies) around the world over the past 17 years.”
Hans van Ierland, CEO and Managing Partner of HPE, commented: “We are proud of Harry
Dolman joining our organization as a full time partner. Harry Dolman was on the top of our list to
further add outstanding operational excellence to the team of HPE. Harry will contribute
significant value to our portfolio companies in the areas of global licensing, international sales,
distribution and post-acquisition integration, which we view as key elements to accelerate growth
of our portfolio companies. We warmly welcome Harry to our team!”
About Holland Private Equity
Established in 2008, Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) is a leading European private equity firm,
focusing on late-stage growth investments in small and mid-cap technology companies within the
Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Its main focus is on stand-alone investment opportunities in
which it can invest EUR 10 – 15m for a significant minority position. Having built a team of
investment professionals and an advisory network of operational and technology veterans, HPE
brings more than growth capital alone by closely working with management teams to accelerate
growth. HPE has offices in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf.
Media Relations Contacts
Hans van Ierland
Holland Private Equity B.V.
+31 20 7143400